Bocce ball is an enjoyable game for all ages that’s rapidly gaining popularity, and, if you’ve ever played, you know exactly why. It’s the perfect combination of fun and challenging, yet easy enough for anyone to partake—the kind of lawn game the whole family can get involved in.
Just as the game has become more popular, so has the trend of the backyard bocce ball court. And, while you could go all in and drop thousands of dollars on a bocce ball court installation, we’ve got a simple way to build one yourself. Though renting a few tools may make the job easier, this DIY bocce ball court can be built mostly with tools you already have.
Before You Begin
Before diving into this project, there are a few things that need to be decided. The two main things to determine are the location and size of your court. You should choose a spot in your yard that you don’t utilize much and that won’t inhibit the use of the rest of your yard. Also, a spot with good drainage is ideal, but there are some ways to make more water-prone spots work.
According to the United States Bocce Federation, official bocce courts are 86.92 feet long and 13.12 feet wide. Because this is so large, it may be wise to scale down to a more appropriate size for your space. For this reason, this tutorial and the materials needed can easily be adjusted to suit your needs.
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